In 1990, we created the first vintage of our proprietarily named red wine blend: Chimney Rock Elevage. This French word literally means "rearing"or "breeding." When applied to wine, it describes the transition that takes place between fermentation and bottling, suggesting that the winemaker's role is that of a proud parent, who guides the young wine through its critical journey from barrel to bottle. A beautiful Bordeaux style blend from the renowned Stag's Leap District of Napa Valley.
Ruby red in color with a dense purple hue.
Licorice and cassis dominate the aromas but there are delicate hints of mint, coffee and vanilla.
Smooth and round in the palate this wine has density with elegance, power and grace. Long finish with balanced acidity.
"A stylish Bordeaux style blend that works on finesse and polish at the expense of power and thrust, resulting in a refined, complex, detailed wine of considerable flavor and dimension, ending with a smooth, soothing aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2012 through 2023."
"A brilliant Bordeaux blend, just captivating for its lush fruit, elegance and classy balance. Remarkable for the integrity of tannins, so sturdy and refined, so pure and sweet. A feminine wine, to judge by its soft allure, and yet packed with power and integrity. Beautiful now, although it's easily one for the next five to seven years. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot."
"A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petit verdot, Elevage is a full, generous red in 2007. It's brimming with cool blue fruit and bitter chocolate tannins, finishing soft, spicy and long. Ready for filet mignon."
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